|AO Code search for PAN|
AO Code is a combination of Area Code, AO Type, Range Code and AO Number.
Applicants for PAN are required to provide the AO code in their application. This information can be obtained from the Income Tax Office. Applicants may search their AO Codes on the basis of description wherever provided.
Alternatively, applicants may search for their AO Code in the AO Code Search as per the guidelines below.
The list of AO codes given below is to help the PAN applicant to choose the AO codes under whose jurisdiction the applicant of new PAN falls. The AO code for a given PAN may change across time as per the policy of Income Tax Department (PAN in such cases remains the same). To know the AO under whom the PAN holder is assessed at any point of time, the applicant will have to contact the local Income Tax Office.
TABLE I: Defence Personnel
Applicants in Individual status who are in the Army/Air-Force, shall to quote the relevant AO Code as follows:
|DESCR.||Area Code||AO Type||Range Code||AO No.|
|Army||ITO WARD 4(3),GHQ,PNE||PNE||W||55||3|
|Air-Force||ITO WARD 42(2)||DEL||W||72||2|
TABLE II- For other applicants
|Applicant status||A.O. Code selection criteria|
|Individual (P)||If the source of income is
A.O. Code should be as per Office address
|For all other cases, A.O. Code should be as per Residential address.|
|Company (C),Partnership Firm (F), Trust (T), Local Authority (L),
Body of Individuals (B), Association of Persons (A), Hindu Undivided
Family (H), Artificial Juridical Person (J), Limited Liability Partnership (F) and Government (G)
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What is an AO Code?
AO code denotes your area jurisdiction according to income tax department. Practically, Income Tax department gave codes to the areas in cities so that they can easily follow the range of particular income tax return of the assesse.
Why I need AO Code?
AO code is very important for an assesse like address and name of assesee. It needs everywhere whether to apply PAN card or to file an income tax return. Assesse must write carefully on his PAN application form (49A or 49AA as the case may be) and on his income tax return.
Why AO Code and Income Tax range is so important?
When an assesee filed his income tax return online. After processing of his return, it sends to his particular range or area’s Income Tax Officer. So that Officer can process his refund or assessment accordingly. To get the income tax refund fast, the AO code is very important otherwise IT returns may be sent to wrong jurisdiction. When applying PAN, AO code should be correct otherwise your PAN may be delayed, and future reference will be deferred.
How I can find AO Code or range of Income Tax?
How I can find AO Code or Range of Income Tax?
There are to ways to find AO code
For information assesse can communicate Aaykar Sampark Kendra on 0124-2438000
2) To file income tax return: It will tell your jurisdiction with assessing officer.
By following the above guidelines you will definitely find your AO Code, Range, Ward and jurisdiction. However, if you have any problem to find out your desired information. Please use comment form to put your query, we will try to solve your problem as early as possible